Fuzzy Jager Cranberry Shooter

Fuzzy Jager Cranberry Shooter

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Serving: 1 serving
  • Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
136 Calories
0g Fat
23g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 136
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 0g
Calcium 4mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Shot drinks often come to mind when we think about Jägermeister, and the fuzzy Jäger cranberry is one of the better-tasting options available. Formerly called the redheaded slut, this crimson shot mixes the strong herbal flavor of Jäger with the sweet, fruity tastes of peach schnapps and cranberry juice. The combination is quite delicious. Famous in the list of shooters, the fuzzy Jäger cranberry can be deceiving as it's easy to drink and very palatable but carries a dangerous punch.

In Germany, Jägermeister was famous among blue-collar workers and the elderly, but it was made famous in the United States by a liqueur importing firm that rebranded the digestif and sold it as a drink for the young. As such, many trendy drinks with Jägermeister appeared, mixing it with other liqueurs, sodas, energizing beverages, fruit juices, and even coffee.

The drink uses Jägermeister deliciously, and even if there's no certain origin to the recipe, with a few bartenders claiming it as theirs, what's consistent is the ratios to use.

It's sweet, cold, with a risqué name, and surprisingly strong—you'll need an old-fashioned glass, ice, and a few minutes to enjoy one of these famous crimson shooters.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Fuzzy Jager Cranberry Shooter ingredients

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  2. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

    Fuzzy Jager Cranberry Shooter cocktail ingredients in a shaker with ice

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  3. Shake well.

    shake the Fuzzy Jager Cranberry Shooter ingredients in a cocktail shaker

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  4. Strain into a shot or old-fashioned glass.

    Fuzzy Jager Cranberry Shooter in a glass

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  5. Enjoy.

Why Isn't It Called a Redheaded Slut Anymore?

For many years, some of the most popular bar drinks were given names geared toward a "naughty" party atmosphere. Some were intended as tongue-in-cheek references to sex or drugs and others were quite lewd and offensive. The redheaded slut falls into that category—it's also been called the ginger b*tch and Lindsay Lohan, though the insulting connotation remains the same. While the drink remains popular and tasty, it's time that it follows suit with other drinks from the last few decades of the 20th-century and receive a new name. Updating this drink to "fuzzy Jäger cranberry" is our way of joining the conversation for more appropriate cocktail names that anyone can feel good about saying out loud. It also makes it easier to remember: like the fuzzy navel, it includes peach schnapps, and Jägermeister and cranberry juice are required.

Tips

  • Double up: The ratio of the three ingredients makes it easy to mix up a full round of shots at once. It's also very easy to scale the drink to any size you like. Whatever the volume you are going for, keep the proportions the same: 1 part each of the liqueurs and 2 parts juice.
  • Sip it up: The mix can quickly be served on the rocks or even "up" in a cocktail glass.
  • Shake it up: The dilution that the shoter gets from the ice during a quick shaking session is essential. Without that little bit of water, the drink can be too syrupy and too sweet. As is the case with many shooters, it can be tempting to skip this step and simply pour everything directly into the shot glass. That may save you a bit of time but will leave you with a super potent, cough syrup-like shooter.

How Strong Is the Fuzzy Jäger Cranberry?

Though this shooter does have a very sweet taste, it can be a deceptive shot. The spirits used here are definitely not low proof, so try to limit yourself to just one or two per night. It is a sneaky drink that will get you drunk before you know it and can cause a nasty hangover. If we were to mix a schnapps such as Peachtree (24 percent ABV) with Jägermeister, the average fuzzy Jäger cranberry would weigh in at around 24 percent ABV (48 proof).

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